Child having cold, cough, fever and motions. Medication? - Online Doctor Chats
This is regarding my son.
He is also having motions
His Age is 3 years 8 months
Our family doctor earlier suggested to give nebulisation (Budesal 0.5) for cough,
But since 4 days, it is not getting controlled
So do you suggest us to go for any more medication (antibotic like pecef)?
It seems that he having a viral
Usually it takes 7 - 10 days to get a complete relief from it
But it should be getting better now
ok. fever is always around 99
Is there any improvement or change since first day?
For that much fever he does not need crocin
yes..but fever is not gettting reduced (infection seems to be not controlled0
How about the runny nose?
Is it reducing?
it is controlled well..seen rarely
How about loose motions?
How many times does he go for motions?
2-3times, its not loose motions. Plum is coming in the motions
2days back he vomitted and plum went out.
He was slightly relieved after that. But still he is having cough and fever at times
I think he just has mild infection
I think he will find relief soon
We just need to take precautions till then
If he wakes up at night to feed, give him gatorade only and no milk
Give him pure drinking water to tackle any recurrent infections that he may be getting
If he does not get better by 5th day, he will need tests
he is around 4years, he will not get up in the night
Do you have any question here?
Can I know in which cases Pecef be given?
In earlier cases, we used to give him Pecef if Fever with infection didn't get reduced after 4days
It is not indicated in viral infections
It is an antibiotic
Repeated antibiotics should not be given especially in mild cases
We should trust the immunity
We should take precautions rather than treatment
Repeated antibiotics will make the kid resistant to antibiotics
And whenever he will really need them they will have no effect on him
we will keep that in mind
Not to mention the side effects of it
Most infections get better on their own
thanks for your time Doctor
Thanks for consulting me
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